Tubes versus Solid State
bevans at EBSYS.MB.CA
Thu Sep 3 04:52:29 EDT 1998
The August 1998 issue of IEEE "Spectrum" magazine, the official journal of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Inc., has a featured article on vacuum tubes, written by one of the senior engineers at Svetlana. This is an extremely interesting article which compares the performance of tubes and transistors, particularly with respect to audio frequency applications. The advantages and disadvantages of both transistors and tubes are discussed, along with the differences in distortion generation, dynamic range and other key parameters.
The nature of the article is perhaps best captured by a quotation from a Vice-President of one of the major musical instrument manufacturers; "This is not even a topic for discussion as far as I am concerned... there is no substitute for tube electronics in the hearts and minds of pros".
Definitely worth reading article for any boatanchor interested parties.
Bill Evans, VE4UD
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